Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mexican Meatballs from Dana Sandoval

I haven't tried these yet but Dana says they are a family favorite.
Meatballs:3 Slices fresh white bread1/4 cup milk1 lb. ground chuck1 lb. ground pork2 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. pepper1 tsp. chili powder1/3 tsp. dried oregano leaves2 eggs slightly beatenChili Sauce:2 tbsp. olive oil1/3 cup finely chopped onion1 clove garlic, crushed1 1/2 tbsp chili powder1/4 tsp. dried oregano leaves1/4 tsp gound cumin1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauceMake Meatballs: In medium bowl, soak bread in milk. Mask bread with fork. Add remaining meatball ingredients; mix well with hands to combine. With moistened hands, shape mixture into meatballs, 1 ¼ in. in diameter. Place meatballs in a 13-by-9-by-2 inch baking pan. Make Chili Sauce: In hot oil in medium saucepan, sauté onion and garlic, stirring until golden for about 5 minutes. Add rest of ingredients. Mix well. Bring mixture to boiling while stirring. Reduce heat, simmer covered for 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Preheat oven to 350 F. Add 1 ¼ cups water to sauce. Return to boiling. Spoon sauce over meatballs in baking pan. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake 30 minutes.

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